Work-Satisfaction Throughout Workplace Design: An Approach on Ergonomics and Hedonomics for Office Design

Document Type : Original Article


1 School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University PUTRA Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.


To increase productivity and consider people’s health and safety in the workplace, the science of ergonomics
attempts to design the environment based on human physical-mental abilities, limitations, and interests. The
purpose of this study is to determine the significant environmental factors and design-based environment features in
increasing the level of pleasantness. In this cross-sectional research, ergonomic and hedonomic factors which are related
to design and aesthetics were assessed among office employees. 248 participants responded to the questionnaires. The
findings showed the items related to the workplace had a positive and significant relationship with job satisfaction. The
results depicted that several factors, such as environmental ergonomic factors (including light, sound, temperature,
optimal and customizable size of office furniture and equipment for each individual), were effective in creating an optimal
environment for positive and constructive interaction. The mentioned outcome might be used in the design. 


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